Sun | Nov 29, 2020

Letters

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In April 2020, shortly after the world was thrown into a tailspin due to the COVID-19 pandemic, personal injury lawyers in Jamaica were given another reason to panic. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation,...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Tuesday marked 218 days since the first COVID case was confirmed in Jamaica. We asked our followers if they are more concerned now than they were on day one. It was scary in the initial stages solely because it was new, but now even though the...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Spaldings police and the citizens’ association deserve commendation for their outstanding display of community participation and empathy towards the ­community of the mentally ill. Recently, we celebrated Mental Health Week...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica is a reactionary society. Many didn’t have the vision and foresight to know that virtual teaching was just nonsense and impractical. I live in Jamaica and know that Internet connection is a major problem, and many...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It has become apparent that the People’s National Party (PNP) has learned little from the devastation which followed its attempt to force an unwanted leader on the electorate. A defiant and determined PNP, ever in election mode...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As we were reminded by the eventful United States presidential election debates, COVID-19 has ravaged the world and forced us into sober reflection. With the recently confirmed infection of famous global politicians who have...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: One reason given for Mark Golding’s preferred selection over Lisa Hanna, as the new leader of the Opposition, is based on his vote margin in last month’s general election. However, we are forgetting to address the white...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Internet is considered to be one of the greatest inventions; Internet, an acronym for Interconnected Network, emerged in the United States in the late 1960s. The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency implemented the...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I fully understand that every child has the right to education, yet there are many barriers to learning, particularly for girls and the most vulnerable. Worldwide, 262 million children and youth, of whom 130 million are girls,...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The West Indies has another Chris Gayle in Deandra Dottin, a right-handed batter and right-arm fast bowler. Like Chris Gayle, this young Barbadian cricketer seems to be gifted and talented in hitting sixes all over the ground....

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: While a minority of countries still observe today, October 12, as Columbus Day, The Centre for Reparation Research aligns itself with those who have renamed this day Indigenous Peoples’ Day and, since 2008, International...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We have to think ahead of time to prevent the degradation of the waterfronts from impending destructive hurricanes or storm surges. The reefs and other protective instruments which are in the seas to secure our welfares are...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be a time of strong emotions in both adults and children. One may feel anxious, angry, sad, or be overwhelmed. Learn the common signs of...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a news item in The Gleaner of October 10, the World Health Organization said that there were over 350,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide in a single day. Looking back at previous pandemics, like the bubonic plague in...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Are the majority of our good parents now like lost sheep? What’s becoming of parents who enforce rules, work along with teachers to teach and socialise them properly. A teacher’s job is difficult and more stressing than it...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Children of all ages need to go back to school physically with masks and adequate sanitising. Parents need their kids out of the house before they lose their minds. Virtual school penalises those facing economic challenges and...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I regret that COVID-19 is affecting all of us. My condolences to those who have lost loved ones and my deepest sympathy to those who have contracted the disease. I also salute those on the front lines who risk their own health...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a laudable presentation to the United Nations last year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness justified the importance of trees and made a commitment for Jamaica to plant three million trees in three years. The prime minister’s...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was very impressed with Kamala Harris and her skills in the United States Vice-Presidential Debate. She appeared to be calm, measured, eloquent and, unlike Vice-President Mike Pence, answered most of her questions. She has...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am truly amazed by the accomplishments and subsequent self-actualisation of Dr David Keith Duncan, affectionately called D.K., from a series of articles I read on October 6 about the stalwart. D.K. was really an outstanding...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Majority of people experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, particularly at these uncertain times of coronavirus and lockdowns which create isolations, loneliness, distress, anxieties and fears. I...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is an honourable and significant gesture to wear the poppy to show support for Jamaican ex-servicemen and war veterans all over the world who had fought in World Wars I and II. In fact, I applaud the concerted efforts made...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:10 AM

October 4 to 10 is being recognised as Mental Health Week in Jamaica. As a mental health patient and advocate, I would like to raise a toast to the amazing mental health professionals at the health centre in Spalding, Clarendon. I pause in...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Our education system is quite a misfit for the world of learning today. As the new school year has started, many students around the island who have been unaccustomed to these new devices and this new learning environment are...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The general pronouncements by the Ministry of Health and Wellness on the wearing of masks to avoid the COVID-19 virus are vital to our collective health. We are told that if we are infected and speak in public without wearing a...

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